Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Lebanon instead of Canada, you would:

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 39.4% lower top tax rate


Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

make 59.5% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 54.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

have 33.3% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lebanon, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 58.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.1% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 52.8% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon compared to Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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